Anderlecht easily beat Club Bruges

SUNDAY, 23 APRIL 2017, 18:05 - Skyhawk
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GAMES Anderlecht faced a difficult task today: a few days after the match against Manchester United, it had to win to knock Bruges completely out of the title race. With a victory of Bruges, everything would be possible again. But it turned out to be one of Anderlecht's easiest matches in the play-offs.

Anderlecht started with roughly the same players that played in Manchester. Only Trebel was brought into the team. After the first ten minutes that were more or less in balance, the Mauves took control over the match to never let it go again. Teodorczyk and Trebel tested goalkeeper Butelle but after 20 minutes Dendoncker opened the score after a nice combination with Tielemans. Ten minutes later, Kara headed the 2-0 on the scoreboard after a corner kick. Trebel, Teodorzcyk, Chipciu and Tielemans all had excellent chances, but the scoreline remained 2-0 at half time. Bruges even had to complete the second half with ten players when Vormer, who earlier got yellow for hitting Teodorzcyk in the face, got his second yellow for a nasty tackle on Tielemans.

Anderlecht dominated the entire second half as well. Almost the entire team had a chance to score, but a good Butelle kept the damage limited for his team. The only chance Bruges had, was through Wesley after a misunderstanding in the Anderlecht defence. 

With the victory, Anderlecht are now eight points ahead of AA Ghent and nine of Bruges. The 34th Belgian title is close.

All the phases of the match:
92' End of the game.
91' Thelin with a good effort, but just wide.
90' Replacement: Deschacht in, Chipciu out.
86' Replacement: Acheampong in, Hanni out.
82' Chance for Moraes with a shot! Boeckx has no problems with the effort.
79' Dendoncker sees a chance for glory and shoots! The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post.
77' Replacement: Vossen in, Limbombe out.
73' Replacement: Thelin in, Teodorczyk out.
73' Limbombe with a tackle from behind on Appiah! The referee sees it and gives the foul. A free kick and a yellow card. That's the decision.
70' Tielemans is alone on his way towards the goalkeeper. The keeper is fast enough and saves the danger.
69' Teodorczyk with a header! The ball doesn't go in between the posts. Tielemans delivered the centre from the right wing.
67' Chance for Teodorczyk with a shot! The chance is being stopped with a block.
66' Moraes can score! He only has to push the ball against the net, but the ball goes over. That was an excellent opportunity! Loss of possession with RSC Anderlecht was the reason for the danger.
65' Chipciu finds the opening, turns and shoots, but the ball goes next to the goal. Tielemans delivered the centre from the right wing.
63' Replacement: Palacios in, Van Rhijn out.
61' Trebel sees a chance for glory and shoots! The ball is too high. Tielemans was the author of the centre from the left side.
60' There is a lot of atmosphere in the stadium. The fans of the Mauves are already celebrating!
57' Kara has a chance with the head; the goalie dives onto the ball. Tielemans took the corner kick preceding the chance.
57' Dendoncker has a chance with the head, but Butelle stops the danger with his fists!
53' Replacement: Claudemir in, Izquierdo out.
53' Chance for Tielemans with a shot! The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post.
50' Chance for Tielemans with a shot! The chance is being stopped with a block. Chipciu delivered the centre from the right wing.
49' Trebel sees a chance for glory and shoots! The ball is too high.
48' Hanni  is being stepped on his foot. That happened in the box, but the foul passes unnoticed!
47' Kara has a chance with the head, but the chance is aimed too high.
45' Start of the second half.

46' Half-time.

45' Vormer with a tackle from behind on Tielemans! The referee sees it and gives the foul. The referee gives a second yellow and a free kick.
44' De Bock steps on his opponent's foot.Teodorczyk is given the advantage. Free kick, says the referee.
43' Chance for Tielemans with a shot! The ball is too high. Teodorczyk was the leading player in the action with a good combination.
42' Engels has a chance with the head, but the ball goes over. De Bock was the author of the centre from the left side.
39' Vormer is being showed yellow.
38' Teodorczyk is being showed yellow.
38' There are problems on the field. Some players are standing nose to nose. The referee tries to calm everyone down.
37' Izquierdo trips Teodorczyk: foul. Yellow and free kick.
33' GOAL! Kara scores with a hard header! The goal was preceded by a corner kick taken by Tielemans.
31' Kara has a chance with the head, but the ball goes over. Tielemans delivered the corner kick prior to the chance.
31' Chance for Hanni with a shot! That was an excellent opportunity! The chance is being stopped with a block.
28' Van Rhijn has a chance with a free kick. The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post.
27' Dendoncker makes a foul by pulling his opponent . The referee gives a yellow card and a free kick.
26' Chipciu with a header! The ball goes out on the wrong side of the post. Tielemans delivered the centre from the left wing.
21' GOAL! Dendoncker scores with a hard shot! The ball goes in in the upper left corner.
20' Trebel fires from distance! The chance is being stopped with a block.
18' Teodorczyk shoots! His volley, but the ball goes next to the goal. Tielemans took the corner kick preceding the chance.
16' The ball passes the line in favour of Sporting Anderlecht: corner kick.
13' Moraes with a hard effort! The ball goes over the target.
10' There is a lot of atmosphere in the stadium. The fans of RSC Anderlecht are already celebrating!
8' Teodorczyk has a chance with the head, but the goalkeeper saves the attempt! That was an excellent opportunity!



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